Radical Horizons: The Art of Burning Man at Chatsworth
Exhibition: 9 April–1 October 2022 at Chatsworth House

R adical Horizons: The Art of Burning Man at Chatsworth is a kaleidoscopic multimedia exhibition drawing on eclectic art-making, education, civic engagement and collaboration, set to take place at Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, between April and October 2022. The exhibition is a celebration of art from Burning Man, the legendary annual coming-together of artists in Nevada's Black Rock Desert, featuring dramatic, vibrant sculptures and structures.

For centuries, British stately home Chatsworth House has famously commissioned and exhibited striking sculpture in its lush gardens. And this summer's public exhibition will harness the raw energy of Burning Man artists with the tranquil history of Chatsworth House, set amidst the scenic Derbyshire landscape.

Chatsworth House and Burning Man were introduced by Sotheby’s, who recognised a synergy between the two organisations, in their commitments to creativity and community, that would make for one of the cultural events of 2022.

The exhibition will feature eight existing sculptures and four new works built on site, including three unique participatory sculptures, created in Chatsworth House’s parkland, with the help of visitors and local community groups over the course of the year. This mirrors the build process at Burning Man, where teams of volunteers gather in the desert to create artworks using recycled or found materials. Free to all, the exhibition also benefits from a dedicated engagement programme offering for visitors, activities designed to stimulate a legacy of creative possibilities, based on Burning Man’s 10 Principles that people can replicate in their own communities.

Kim Cook, Director of Creative Initiatives at Burning Man, said: “We’ve come to understand Chatsworth as a place to foster innovation, creativity, thoughtfulness and thinkers since its early days, something that is also central to our work and ethos at Burning Man. Our hope is that the art in the landscape will provoke joy, new ways of viewing, and be an invitation to make up your own story about meaning as you explore the beautiful expanse of Chatsworth.”

Visit the Exhibition

The exhibition is free to access, however if you are visiting by car, and wish to park at Chatsworth, you must book in advance. Please note that if you book a ticket for the house, garden or farmyard, parking is included, and you do not need to book a separate car park ticket. If you wish to only use the car park, an advance car park ticket must be booked here.

Car park opening times: 8:30 AM–5:30 PM

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Radical Horizons Celebratory Burn at Chatsworth House October 1 2022

On October 1st, after a summer of exhibition and of events, Radical Horizons: The Art of Burning Man at Chatsworth reaches its climax with a celebratory one-off burn and drone light show. In full Burning Man tradition, one of the sculptures in the park, Relevé by Rebekah Waites, will be ceremonially set aflame, while surrounding sculptures will be bathed in light, creating a dazzling sensory and spiritual experience for everyone to enjoy.

Open to all, this is an unmissable finale to a thrilling and unique exhibition that brought together the splendour of Chatsworth House with the passion, creativity and drama of Burning Man.

1 October 6.30pm - 9.30pm
Adult £18.50
Children (4-16 years) £10.00
Under 3s free

Main Image: The Flybrary by Christina Sporrong © Photography by Tex Allen

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